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Saturday, September 6, 2014

World's Largest Plow


Gothenburg, Nebraska

So I am kind of working backwards with these posts about the Sod House Museum.  You see, what originally brought me here was to see the "World's Largest Plow".

Naturally I got sidetracked when I discovered there was a sod house there to be seen, plus a bison made of barbed wire and of course inside the museum having those wonderful old photographs and a book to buy with them all in it.  I almost left without looking at what I actually had come here for.  I can't give you any details on the plow except to say that most likely ol' Merle built this as an attraction to get people to stop for his museum and gift shop.  It didn't appear to be a real working plow unless Paul Bunyon once owned it.  Can you picture Babe the blue ox pulling it?  Those are railroad ties making up the base so that will give you some idea as to the size.

And too, I got involved with the lady and her Samsung Smart phone also.  
You can see that story here.

While putting this post together I noticed there was one of those windmills out front just like the ones in those old photographs.  I didn't realize it at the time.


Yep, next time I am in Gothenburg I will be stopping by here again.




8 comments:

  1. It is so funny to read the names of the places you visited. Gothenburg is alos a city in Sweden and you can follow the immigrants by those names. The plow is really huge, I sure believe it is the greatest in the world. I shouldn't know who else would make such a thing.

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  2. clever marketing ploy, er, plow. :)

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  3. That thing must be huge...they could put a swing from the brace between the two handles!

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  4. Interesting looking windmill in that the blades are turned out so far.

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  5. This area has lots of pubs called "The Plough" - a thing like that standing outside would be good for trade.

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  6. My goodness! That plow is massive. Never seen anything like that one before. Like you say, John, probably the plow wasn't used for plowing.

    Peace :)

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  7. Enormousness!
    I'm thinking I may need one when I get home from my Colorado trip. How do you find these things?

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  8. That would make one big garden.

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